Benson Boy


Taken in: 2024-05-04

More detail:
2024-05-30: My name is Benson Boy and I am about 8 years old and 74 lbs. I was recently rescued from a local shelter after I was found as a stray in Santa Maria.

I have been showing off to my foster parents! I know how to sit, shake, , roll over, spin, stay, come and wait. Maybe I know even more? And you better spell WALK or I will expect to be taken for a walk, after I fetch my own leash (see me showing off in one of my videos). I like to go on car rides and settle down right away in the car. I can also be left alone in an air conditioned car, while my foster parent goes into a store.

I have a good appetite and calmly eat and take treats very gently. I don't beg. I am extremely well behaved and would say I'm medium energy. I'm not interested in fetching, but will play a little tug of war. I walk on the leash without pulling.

If you are looking for a companion to be by your side I'm your dog. I follow my foster parent around the yard or house and will be happy just hanging out. I love my beds and happy in my crate, although, it's not necessary as I am so well behaved. I get excited when I see people, but I don't jump on them.

I've seen a cat in the driveway and was interested but I left it alone, but saw another cat that ran and I wanted to run after it. I use to get super excited when I see new dogs. But my foster parent has been working with me on that and I've really improved. It will be important for my new family to continue to reinforce the appropriate way to meet dogs, so that I don't go back to my old habits.

I have a couple of toys I like to carry around when I get excited and will chew on them occasionally. I would love to be your new side kick and hang out with you.

If you are interested in making this Lab part of your family, please contact your SCLRR family representative. If you have not yet applied with us, please submit an online application to adopt; an SCLRR volunteer will then contact you. Please note that your homecheck must be approved in order for you to be put in touch with the dog's foster home.